The name Darius is a boy's name of Greek, Persian origin meaning "kingly or possess well". Darius is ranked #500 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names with Royal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "build a sibset with middle names".
From the experts:
Darius is a historic name via Emperor Darius the Great, a key figure in ancient Persian history, and several other Persian kings. His name today has an appealingly artistic image, which might well be found on a concert program or gallery announcement.
Among its cultural inspirations is composer Darius Milhaud. Journalist Christiane Amanpour, who was raised in Tehran, named her son Darius.